Hypertext LaTeX Help files

If you find Hypertext Help with LaTeX to be useful, you are welcome to obtain the complete set of files and install them on your own machine. Retreival and installation instructions are given below. They may be installed for use either with a Web server, which will ease network traffic on my machine and probably give you faster access, or they may be installed as local files which may be "read" with an HTML viewer, such as Mosaic, Cello, Lynx, Netscape, etc. without the necessity of a network connection.

To facilitate off-network usage, the files generally have only local (within the same directory) hypertext links. All links to "external" URL's, including much LaTeX information available on the Web, have been restricted to one file in this set other than the current one.

Note that these files get updated as I learn new things; in particular, they underwent major improvements in July and August 1995. So, you might want to periodically pick up a newer version. Although it is not required, if you make these files available on a public Web server, I would appreciate a note letting me know.

The files are available via anonymous ftp as a Unix compressed tar file (about 125 KByte). Your Web browser can probably retrieve the files via the above link, or they can be retrieved by anonymous ftp to molscat.giss.nasa.gov (login as anonymous and give your e-mail address as the password) by issuing the command:
  get  pub/LaTeX/LaTeX.tar.Z  filename.tar.Z
After downloading this file to filename.tar.Z on your local machine, issue the Unix commands:
   uncompress filename.tar.Z
   tar -xf filename.tar
(Note: some Web software, such as Mosaic, will automatically uncompress the file when retrieving it, in which case save it as filename.tar and skip the first line above.) This will create a subdirectory named html in your current directory which contains the complete set of HTML files and which requires about 1 MByte of disk space. The "Introduction" file is index.html and the Table of Contents page is ltx-2.html.

You may rename or move the entire html subdirectory if desired; all file references are local to this directory so links should continue to work.

If you cannot handle a compressed Unix tar file or if you encounter problems, you may contact Sheldon Green at the address below.

Web site maintained by Sheldon Green, agxsg@giss.nasa.gov.
Revised 01 Nov 1995.